Our Police and Fire Department provides around-the-clock police, fire, and first responder emergency medical services for the entire airport community, and provides mutual aid to 10 other area fire departments when needed. Our airport has a daytime population in excess of 2500 passengers, patrons, and employees, and those daily travelers add up to almost a million airline passengers a year!
The Fairbanks International Airport Police & Fire Department consists of 20 sworn Officers, 4 Lieutenants, a Deputy Chief, Chief, and 1 Administrative Assistant, supported by 6 dedicated Emergency Services Dispatchers.. The department’s officers are dual certified as both police officers and firefighters – a unique distinction among public safety forces in Alaska that enhances the team’s flexibility, versatility, and efficiency. Officers are trained and equipped to handle a wide variety of fire and rescue incidents, responding at a moment’s notice to those in need. Additional responsibilities include enforcing municipal, state and federal laws with special emphasis on Transportation Security Administration and Federal Aviation Administration regulations, supporting airfield operations, and providing emergency responses to hazardous materials and mass casualty incidents.
Applicants who have received a letter advising them to complete a Background Investigation Packet may download and submit the following forms. Please read the instructions carefully as an incomplete or incorrectly submitted packet may disqualify you from further consideration.
If you have questions regarding the Background Investigation Packet please contact Training Officer Harley, for more information.
The following documents are needed in order to complete the Background Investigation Packet - Officers:
Background Investigation Packet Instructions
Notice to Applicants
Firearm Qualification Inquiry
Waiver and Authorization
Forms (In Order):
Please submit a cover letter with your packet. It should outline your desire to become a Fairbanks Airport Police & Fire Officer, as well as any special skills, education, training and relevant experience you may have. Points will be deducted if a cover letter is not received.
Airport Police and Fire Officers are responsible for all law enforcement, firefighting and first responder medical assistance at the Fairbanks International Airport. All requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council must be met for certification and all employees must pass the State Firefighter I certification. The department pays for all training required for certification. Officers work shift-work throughout their career.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Alaska driver’s license. A complete list of minimum qualifications and applications are online at Workplace Alaska.
The State of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity. Individuals requiring accommodation call 800-587-0430 / 800-770-8973 TTY/TDD (Relay Alaska).
Emergency Services Dispatcher applicants who have received a letter advising them to complete a Background Investigation Packet may download and submit the following forms. Please read the instructions carefully as an incomplete or incorrectly submitted packet may disqualify you from further consideration.
If you have questions regarding the Background Investigation Packet please contact Teresa Fitzgerald, Dispatch Supervisor, for more information.
The following documents are needed to complete the Background Investigation Packet - Emergency Services Dispatcher. Forms (In Order):
The State of Alaska utilizes an on-line hiring process, Workplace Alaska, for most jobs. Position vacancies are posted by the hiring manager to the on-line web site daily.
All job openings may be viewed at workplace.alaska.gov or you may call Workplace Alaska Jobs Hot Line at (800) 587-0430 (in-state callers) or (907) 465-4095 (out-of-state or Juneau callers).
Vacancies will also be listed in the Sunday newspaper ads in Juneau, Anchorage or Fairbanks, in recruitment bulletins found on the Internet or at department Human Resources offices, or in the recruitment listings found at Alaska Employment Service Offices and Legislative Information Offices.